Sometimes the simplest ideas make the best businesses, attractions and memories. That is absolutely the case when it comes to the Lighthouse Picnics in Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador.
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What is all the fuss about?
The more I travel the more I realize that the most beautiful and memorable experiences are often found off the beaten track. Experiencing Atlantic Canada in particular is nearly impossible to experience in a city. You’ll certainly get a taste of what we have to offer, but the true culture, food and scenery are in the places you won’t be travelling to for business purposes.
This picnic lunch is all about the experience. Make sure you plan to spend more time than your typical lunch – enough time so you have the opportunity to walk around the area and explore, savour the salty air and watch for whales, enjoy some of the books available inside the lighthouse and of course savour every bite of lunch.
Where is Lighthouse Picnics?
Ferryland is about 1 hour from St. John’s on route 10. You will notice the lighthouse as your approach Ferryland – follow the lighthouse road and the rest of the route will seem pretty clear from there. Here is a google maps link from one of my favourite St. John’s hotels for your convenience as well.
Why I would go back again and again…
1) The Food is Delicious
I had a cranberry curry chicken sandwich, chocolate cake and lemonade (which sounds like a weird combination now that I am telling you…but it was AWESOME!) In fact we have tried many times to copy the chicken curry sandwich recipe at home and have come close but have never been able to quite capture the flavours as we remember them from our experience at the Lighthouse Picnics. Everything served seems somewhat simple in nature but the flavours are just as complex and memorable as a fine dining restaurant experience might be.
2) The Views
The views from Ferryland Lighthouse rival that from anywhere; just look at the picture below… you can’t make up this kind of scenery! In addition to the view you can often see whales and other sea creatures in the Atlantic Ocean. Not to mention, there is something about eating next to the water that will never get old for me… it is calming in a way that is hard to describe.
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3) The Memories
An outing like this is simple. There is not a lot of planning involved, it is not too far from the city and yet it is so different and unique that people arrive by the car load to enjoy the experience at Lighthouse Picnics. I love these kinds of things and think that the experience makes the lunch so worth-while. I can honestly say I have no idea where I had lunch the day before or after on this trip to Newfoundland but I remember exactly what I ate, what the weather was like and the good company I had with me on this picnic day. Experiences create the best memories no matter how simple or complex they may be.